The Tale from the GDC Vault returns with a special session from GDC 2004, featuring Nintendo's Eiji Aonuma in the evolution of The Legend of Zelda franchise.
Here, Aonuma sharing what he liked the original 8-bit Zelda and what won her love for A Link to the Past. The latter inspired him to create a Japan-only action-adventure surprisingly, caught the attention Shigeru Miyamoto and Aonuma earned his role in the creation of Zelda.
Along with developing the franchise interior, Aonuma out applauds expansion Zelda development team. He recalls Capcom's Zelda: Oracle of the Ages / Seasons entry, Hal's Super Smash Bros., and looks Link capability Namco's Soul II as all important development for the series.
To hear how Zelda development progressed from Aonuma perspective, often including dealing with what he calls "Test Miyamoto," check out the free GDC Vault video.
Session Name: The Evolution of a Franchise: The Legend of Zelda
Speaker (s): Eiji Aonuma
Company Name (s): Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Track / Format: Game Design
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